Falling Down
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where D-Fens was going to get on the bus, there is a young black woman seen standing at the end of the bench clad in a lavender tank top, and is later seen getting on board. D-fens changes his mind and turns around and walks. She is later seen in MacArthur Park dancing with a small band. (00:32:50 - 00:36:40)

Audio problem: Just before D-Fens shoots up the payphone, that guy tells him that there's other people waiting to use the phone too. After D-Fens says 'that's too bad, because you know what?', you can hear the guy ask 'what?', but his lips don't move. (00:52:19)

Plot hole: Foster served in the military and even received a Purple Heart as indicated by the plaque in his mother's home. Yet he needs a kid to explain to him how to handle an M72 rocket launcher. A weapon introduced in the 60s and thus well within his time at the military.

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Continuity mistake: During the showdown on the pier, a Richard Marx poster over the skull graffiti disappears. (01:38:00 - 01:39:44)

Plot hole: Once or twice I can believe, but no cops catch up to him before the end, especially if all these people from the Korean grocer to the restaurant employees, customers saw and could describe him and he's walking?

Rob245

Continuity mistake: When the gangbangers wreck their car after the drive by shooting, the gun changes position on the ground, the gym bag changes position, and some debris is missing between cuts.

Cinderdan

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Continuity mistake: When William is waiting to board the bus, there is a black man in a red shirt standing several feet away. When the shot cuts, the red shirted man is instantly standing right behind Will. (00:32:55)

Cubs Fan

Plot hole: After the cop is shot, Prendergast heads directly for the pier. There is nothing in the movie that would tell him that Bill Foster would have gone in that direction. (01:31:55 - 01:33:41)

Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning of the movie, during the traffic jam, the camera pans from D-FENS to the car in front of him and then to the right to the car with the Garfield toy stuck to the window. You can see equipment (a statue, some wires and a white screen) in the reflection of the window. (00:01:30)

donroyco

Mr. Lee: Take the money.
Bill Foster: You think I'm a thief? Oh, you see, I'm not the thief. I'm not the one charging 85 cents for a stinking soda! You're the thief. I'm just standing up for my rights as a consumer.

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Trivia: When D-Fens notices the protester outside the bank, the protester is wearing the exact same clothes Bill is wearing, even down the pattern on his tie.

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Question: Why does the Beggar throw the apple at D-fens? I found it odd since he just gave him a briefcase and a lunch.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Because the beggar thought there would be items of value in the briefcase and he was frustrated that there was nothing in there. So in frustration he threw the apple at D-Fens.

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